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schools. data-driven results. that's what we will reward with our race to the top fund. america will not succeed in the 21st century unless we do a un better job of educating our sons and daughters. >> as children across the nation return to their classrooms this week, one fact is clear. education is vital for america. and it needs reform. so says the u.s. president. the centerpiece of the obama reform is a $5 billion cash surge. it will be used to overhaul america's underperforming schools. the $5 billion will not flow automatically to the u.s.'s 50 states. they must compete head-to-head, and justify whatever money they get. >> this competition will not be based on politics, or ideology, or the preferences of a particular interest group. instead, it will be based a simple principle. whether a state is ready to do what works. >> question: president obama has an education reform package. does it foster competition between the states? or facilitate federal control over education? pat buchanan. >> it will do both. i mean the states will compete for the federal money expect that wi
neighbor and mr. obama fri has to go to the fifth summit of the americas and in trinidad and he has already been told by the mexican the and especially the brazilian president, lula da silva, he was going to run into some really heavy criticism in trinidad if something can't be done for the embargo. so they're still a long way to go. it could go fast, it could go slow and in his miami speech last may candidate obama suggested it was going to go slow. he promised to keep the rest of the embargo he said because united states needed to be a relentless advocate of democracy, and of quote. but slowly or quickly is very clear that our current dysfunctional policy is coming to the end of its life. what do i mean by dysfunctional? i mean that the united states and cuba have not had formal relations since january feared, 1961. that was e leffinge presidents ago -- 11 presidents ago. in contrast the u.s. estrangement from this movie gets revolution after the bolshevik revolution and is a strain from the people's republic of china after the fall of chang that lasted 16, 22 years respectively. the five
on the czars an statements that should horrify america and connections to some other people and to the white house and what it means for your healthcare in the future, particularly if you are elderly, handicapped or have a very young child. if you believe this country is great but that government healthcare is taking us in directions we promised ourselves we would never go down again, stand up. come, follow me. hello, america. tonight i ask you to stay with the program. this is not a sound byte program tonight, although it will be taken out of context and it will be used and it will be called fear mongering. what i call this is question with boldness. questions that need answers. we must have answers. i am only following the directions of the president of the united states. he told us how to find out what he really believes and that's exactly what we're going to do. in a couple of minutes, we're going to talk about healthcare, the views of obama's czars and his close advisors and why it's important to look there. it's important to know where they stand, but first, i want to start someplace t
're praying for you. hello, america. i've been watching the media watch the media watch the town hall protests. do you remember the initial reaction? i believe it was astroturf. these are fake grassroots. these people aren't even real. senator barbara boxer. i like to call her babbs, says the last time she saw such nicely-dressed fake protests protests -- i don't even know what that means -- was in 2000 in florida with al gore, which, by the way i lived in florida. maybe i was responsible for that, too. that wasn't fake anger that. was real anger. fast forward to today, the fake grassroots is obviously not fake, so now that the poll numbers are going in the wrong direction and more people are getting sympathy for the people who attend these town hall meetings, the media has bailed on that fake strategy, and now have changed their opinion from this is fake anger to, man, these people are so angry they're dangerous. they don't have a gun. oh, if people have guns, we should remove all the guns. here is the one thing tonight. the radicals of the left, many of whom now work or meet at the white hou
of the difficulty of psychology of being black in america, he was the first person obviously to be on the court and understood right away that as he went through confirmation hearings and then just gone through confirmation hearings with briefing by to clarence thomas hearings and you think minorities and women very difficult and thurgood marshall's last three months and his intellect was question talked about was the smart to really be among the nation's legal elite and said there in judgment as a member of the court and when he gets on the court he really thought i must get the very best in terms of law clerks and assistance and what if the both of the idea that he could, in fact, handle this work and respond to the reasons assumptions. >> host: you also a great deal held this theory about how he was elected and also his conversations with lyndon johnson and doubt as to whether he felt it was clear to pick up the phone and call him. >> guest: i use that as the start of a book because in terms of building the narrative his experience in that moment tells you so much about the securities issues
limbaugh will join me. don't miss tomorrow night's episode. from new york, good, america. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org---^ bret: next on "special report" the president decides against the shakeup at the federal reserve. was dick cheney right all along about the value of enhanced interrogation techniques? we will show you the evidence so far. we report. you decide. you haven't heard about a terrorist plot against this country following 9/11. new details tonight. and democrats denounce organized resistance to healthcare reform. wait until you see what's coming this week. all that, plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret bret. on a day when a pair of economic forecasts paint a picture of exploding deficits, mounting debt andizing unemployment, america's top banker is getting a vote of confidence. major garrett reports on the p president's decision to keep the head of the federal reserve on the payroll. >> the man next to me, ben bernanke, has led the fed through one of th
in america" truly applied to judge sotomayor and i can say that with a special understanding. humble beginnings were the touch stones that enabled each of us to achieve beyond any parents' dream. i grew up in patterson, new jersey, hard scrabble mill town and our family lacked resources but left inheritance of valuabls with no valuables. my parents sought an opportunity in this country to be free and make a living. we were obligated, if we had the opportunity, to make sure we gave something back to the community in which we lived. judge sotomayor's family moved here if puerto rico and she grew up in a housing project where she saw upfront and close the struggles of people living in poor areas. like my father, judge sotomayor's dad died at a very young age and her mother, like mind, became a widow at a very young age. and she became a single mother, like mind. judge sotomayor's mother had to raise her and her brother in the face of available, social, and financial adversity. in fact, her mother worked two jobs to supports her children and despite the many difficulties, judge sotomayor
need health care in america. one of the people who really got the people have asked me, what was it like? i tell people that barack obama, the most thing that i will say is driving him is that he watched his white mother died because of inefficiency in health care in america. i think that is the number one driving force, that he does not want to see that happen to americans, white and black, across the board. and he is going to fight with everything he has got because he watched it. he does not have his mother anymore, he does not have his father anymore, and i think he wants people like me who get laid off, 10,000 of us, and know that we need health care in america. thank god for people like sharon brower, the senator who is working hard -- like sherrod brown, the senator who is working hard on behalf of the american people. i worked 45 years of my life and got laid off. people have no idea what it is like to be laid off in america if you have never been laid off. we need this, and i thank god for barack obama, sherrod brown, in the people who are fighting for our rights to
of america's top enemies in afghanistan and pakistan. first, it is a "360" exclusive. in her first interview since her sister's return, lisa ling tonight joining us on "360" to talk about what's happened since her sister laura and her colleague, euna lee, came home from north korea. how they're re-adjusting and how euna's 4-year-old daughter hana is doing now that mommy is finally home. former president bill children securing their release. he spoke publicly about that trip for the first time today. but frankly, said very little. >> i wanted those young women to be able to come home. and i wanted our two countries to have the ability to decide where to go from here. it would be wrong for me to say any more. the young women can speak for themselves about their experiences. the pictures were worth a million words yesterday. i'm glad i could be of some help. >> pictures which seemed to capture the heart of a nation. since then, both families have been out of the public eye. tonight, though, lisa ling has been kind enough to give us a window into the moments since that plane touched down and som
. they are double digit inflation. let's not forget, the quality of health care is what must be preserved in america as well. sean: senator mccain is getting ready for another town hall in phoenix and he joins us now. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. sean: i did not see a lot of contentiousness, ia mob, but you expect a pretty heated exchange tonight. >> i do, but i think that the majority of people want a respectful exchange. the essence of the town hall is to listen to people's opinions and have them listen to yours. i hope they will be respectful but if not, i have had over 1000 of them so i can handle it. sean: i think that you can handle it. we were talking about this. if we were to look at ratings in television and radio, these are election-year numbers. i have been on radio since 1986 and they don't think i have ever seen passion like this. we have been on the fox news channel since we started in 1996. have you seen passion like this from the citizenry speaking out before? >> never. there is a peaceful revolution taking place. there is a grass-roots uprising the likes of
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america," which is very odd, the last time we remember "god bless america" being sung there was after 9/11. so that's going to be a scene that will no doubt be quite emotional. and the family members we expect to get out of the vehicles and to senator's staff to say thank you one last time. but this was his home and it is their lance chaft last chance t good-bye to him. >> our live coverage will continue. we will talk to paul begala. we will get the insider's look what it was like inside the halls. be right back in a moment. racheting up slowly ) ( whooshing, riders cheering ) this is my verizon small business specialist, tom. now, i know the catering business but when i walked in here i wasn't sure what i needed. i'm not sure what i need. tom showed me how to use mifi to get my whole team working online, on location. i was like, "woah". woah ! only verizon wireless has small business specialists in every store to help you do business better. you're like my secret ingredient. come in today and connect up to five devices on one 3g connection. now only $99.99 there's no way to hide it. si
he is on the right path. this is the most tragic moment we have had in the history of america, since the great depression and world war ii, and i want to be part of the team of leadership, accountable leadership leadership that says, these are the facts, and that is how you have to see it. but i want our children to be all they can be in their educational opportunity, because we need them to lead america again. health care reform is an absolute requirement. the dividend we get from it in the navy is what you see in how we accomplished our jobs. america has to have that. in our economy, it is what it is about. entrepreneurialship should be the norm, not the exception. to have all the answers? absolutely not. experience? yes, i dealt with sailors on a nuclear ship, but the average age was 19. i just want pennsylvania to have leadership in the future that is working for them, and i promised to do that every day. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. >> i would love to follow up, thank you. [applause] >> a thank you. thank you to both candidates, to everyone who put this together. >> penns
>>> good morning, america. we awake to breaking news, that senator edward kennedy, political giant, lion of the senate, has died. this is what we do.americans. we reach the moon. we scale the heights. i know it. i've seen it. i've lived it. >> the last brother of an american dynasty, slipping away in the night, surrounded by family. a 15-month fight against brain cancer comes to an end. we're live at the kennedy compound with the story of the last days, as america mourns a man who carried the country's passion and pain on his shoulders. >> the cause endures. the hope still lives. and the dream shall never die. >> a special edition of "good morning america," remembering >> a special edition of "good morning america," remembering senator ted kennedy. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> as we say a good, and sad morning to you. diane sawyer with chris cuomo, on this august 26th, 2009. robin is on assignment. we're joined by george stephanopoulos and dr. tim johnson and the abc news team. you're looking live at hyannisport, massachusetts, right now. and the home where senator kennedy di
of a long-term strategy to make america more competitive. so all these shenanigans and going on, regrettably part of the process but we have to keep our eye on the ball and at the end of all this deliver a product that's good for america. sean: i understand that. but a lot of americans and polls bear this out, they're very skeptical of what is being talked about in washington. or, look, they're looking at social security's bankrupt. medicare is bankrupt. now we're going to take over nearly 20% of the american economy. and the american people are saying, why should we trust people in d.c. at all? and the c.b.o. then scores it and their numbers are extremely high. we've already accumulated enough debt and deficits. are you -- are you trying to get that message to members of your party that they need to go back to more fiscal responsibility? >> well, sean, i definitely am. as you will recall, i was the only member of my party to vote against the omnibus spending bill. and if we had not passed that, we would have saved more than $200 billion over the course of the next 10 years. and i was one of
where he was a contributory a book about physician aided killings. this america there is a lot of people that wrestle with care giving issues and serious illness. we should be encouraging people to have a hopeful vision. when a veteran comes back from aaq they shouldn't be given book like this. they should be encouraged to look at how to maintain their dignity. >> chris: in fairness, the book offers other ideas and statements for veterans to consider and let's put that on the screen. my life should be prolonged as long as it can no matter what its quality and using whatever means possible. and then i believe it is always wrong to with hold not starve treatments that could keep me alive. aren't both sides presented. >> there are lines like that in the book but a fair reading of the book and looking at the cases this they give as examples. the woman ha that's the stroke that says i don't want to live if i can't take care of myself. at the back of the book, the 2007 edition said go to the hemlock society. i think the bias of the document is clear. why would americans be given such a poor do
an alternative energy project. the debate of sonia sotomayor will continue also, young america's foundation host its 31st annual student conference. congress does on healtbreak as healthcare heats up. in "the n.y. times close-" -- clinton secures two pardons from north korea -- that is in "the n.y. times." six months later it says here that obama returns with an approval rating of 56%. he is expected to tout his economic stimulus plan to kill us growth. he will announce manufacturing plants, but officials say there are successes to highlight locally, signaling that the times are getting better. it says that it is great that he can return to committees he cares so much about and see signs of success. i hope that he will go way encouraged, and he should. there are encouraging indicators that the economy is turning around, but the battle is far from over. long term there is reason to be optimistic, but still thousands of unemployed in this county begun until all are back to work, he does not think anyone can say it is all behind. on the phone now is a reporter for elkhart, indiana. what do you expe
a microphone? >> i cannot believe that we have the president of the united states of america in grand junction, colorado. [applause] we are so proud of you. >> thank you. >> i am a naturalized citizen, and i am proud to be an american. [applause] as a child, i had polio, and i have had 52 surgeries to correct my bones. between here and the mayo clinic in phoenix arizona, i have been blessed with a good insurance, generally excellent doctors and care. however, my major concern in costs, even with good insurance, and has been high, when i have been gone out of the network. why should our doctors' treatment choice be limited by a geographic area of the state? what kind of competition is this, mr. president? . that is what is going on right now. it is just that the decisions are being made by the insurance companies. now, in fairness, we probably could not construct a system in which you could see any doctor anywhere in the world at any time, regardless of expense. that would be a hard system to set up. if you live in maine, we will fly you into california and put you up. you can see -- and i am n
that america must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. no, there is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage. we know the future will outlast all of us, but i believe that all of us will live on in the future we make. >> good afternoon from washington, i'm david gregory, we welcome to you this msnbc special, continuing coverage of the death of senator ted kennedy. by now, you probably heard the 77-year-old lion of the senate and patriarch of the kennedy political dynasty died late last night at his home in cape cod on hyannis port after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. today, friends, colleague and leaders worldwide are remembering kennedy as an extraordinary force who worked tirelessly on behalf of the working class and the poor. on capitol hill here in washington, kennedy's home for nearly half a century, the senator, the flags are flying at half staff this afternoon, as are those at the white house and federal buildings across the country. and there are tributes coming in from around the country and the world. former president george w. bush telling nbc
't hurt the economy in the short run and this has got to be part of a long-term strategy to make america more competitive. so all these shenanigans and going on, regrettably part of the process but we have to keep our eye on the ball and at the end of all this deliver a product that's good for america. sean: i understand that. but a lot of americans and polls bear this out, they're very skeptical of what is being talked about in washington. or, look, they're looking at social security's bankrupt. medicare is bankrupt. now we're going to take over nearly 20% of the american economy. and the american people are saying, why should we trust people in d.c. at all? and the c.b.o. then scores it and their numbers are extremely high. we've already accumulated enough debt and deficits. are you -- are you trying to get that message to members of your party that they need to go back to more fiscal responsibility? >> well, sean, i definitely am. as you will recall, i was the only member of my party to vote against the omnibus spending bill. and if we had not passed that, we would have saved more tha
think america owes them. >> now, in fairness, the book also offers other ideas and statements for veterans to consider. let's put those on the screen. my life should be prolonged as long as it can no matter what its quality and using any means possible. and then there's this. i believe that it is always wrong to withhold, not start, treatments that could keep me alive. mr. towey, aren't both sides presented? >> there are lines like that in the book, but a fair reading of the book, just looking at the cases they give as examples, where the woman that has the stroke that says i don't want to live if i can't take care of myself and then when you look in the back of the book, chris, who do they refer you to? the 2007 edition said go to compassion choices. that's the hemlock society. the 1997 version referred you to an organization that was the american euthanasia society. i think the bias of the document's clear. why would americans be given such a poor document, a poor planning tool on a subject so important? >> we need to point out that those references which were in the '97 edi
. i don't quite get that but they do. america is a conservative company with a small c in this way. they all say they want change but they don't want quite as much as they think they want when they get in the ballot box. and so you can't change the system and push everybody in a certain way they don't want to go. so in 2004 i said, you know, let's keep the employer-based system is because i think you need to give the american people the choice and if that's what they want, let them choose that. that's why obama's bill -- i'm such a fan of obama's bill. that's howard dean's version of healthcare, 2004. insure everybody under 30. let everybody else buy into medicare or keep their private insurance if you want. now here's what i like obama's bill. it gets back to choice. we have failed to insure people in this country not just because the insurance companies spend a lot of money with harry and lewis who have endorsed health insurance now. we failed because we tried to make the american people do something they didn't want to do. 80% of the people in this country have insurance. of tho
-- or nationalize health care in america. i don't intend to do anything to allow government bureaucrats to get between you and your doctor. >> senator, please forgive my teleprompter here. i've heard your recent rhetoric about how we want the same thing as obama and health care reform. i disagree on every level. there is nothing in that bill that i would agree to and we have to stop giving ground. >> government isn't the answer, it's a cancer. >> right now, as dan lothian reports, the white house is working hard to stay on message. >> you don't know. you don't know. >> 74 going to be written off because they have cancer. >> why don't they take the health care being forced down our throats. >> you don't trust me? >> there's a lot of debate about the health care debate. some are calling it a mismessage. >> there's a concern that if this misinformation machine continues and the record can't be corrected as the white house would like it to be that it could potentially make it more difficult to get health care reform? >> we'll get -- the debate is dominated by something that's not true, of course.
. now dare robert gishs suggest he's not just a regular guy, and totally unrelated news, america's health insurance plans, the national association that representses more than 1 now, insurance companies just put oun a list of talking points. the things they want real americans to say at these town hall events. here's your script, real people! written for you by the health insurance industry. which some trying to manufacture the appearance of grass roots opposition at all. if you don't feel like taking your talking points directly in the health insurance industry, how about a middleman? like, say, the organization freedom works. which sounds really grass roots. they have now published their own august recess action kit. your handy dandy guide for disrupting town hall meetings at a location near you. the kit actually begins with, dear friend of freedom, and it provides suggested questions that you might ask your local congressman. there's also very helpful google maps of upcoming town hall events. this kit brought to you by the head of freedom march, of course, former republican ho
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about america. where are the slogans that republicans used to use? these colors don't run. people have forgotten about that. host: here is a message from twitter. cspanwj is how you can reach us on twitter. this piece concerns the york politics. 19 months after ending his disastrous run for the presidency, rudy guiliani is clearing a path for a possible race for governor in 2010. arnold joins us from tennessee. we're asking about then bernanke is possible second term as the fed schair. caller: good morning, to be honest i guess we are doing the best we can with what we have to work with. have you ever read a book called "the creature from jekyll island." the author is g.edward griffin. there is another book by w albert called "the coming battle" which was released in 1899 and has just been read the released. the united states is under the control of the federal reserve. that is the main reason for all of the problems we're having. we need to realize that we need to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. all these people who were calling in here and calling obama a fraud, in the bible
organizing for america and the sciu get their big groups in florida last night or in michigan, i mean, they are organizing people. so what if people on the internet show up at these town hall meetings? what's good for the goose is good for the gander. >> right. so both sides right now are taking it to the streets. that's what we are seeing this august. american politics taken to the street. laura: i love it. >> in ways we haven't seen in generations. it's all over health care. it's not over some war. it's very personal. everybody knows they are being touched by this insurance argument. laura: much for the apathy. people are engaged. left to right, whatever it is. juan have a great vacation. it's great to see you. next on the rundown, health care dissent is taking a serious toll on the obama administration. we are going to tell you about some shocking poll numbers. and, later, fireworks at a st. louis town hall as one conservative activist ends laura: with anger escalating with obama care over the country. the president is trying to regain the upper hand. >> i don't want the folks who
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john ashcroft looks back, not in anger, but in awe, in "never again, securing america and restoring justice," ashcroft writes about his role in wake of 9/11 and his defense of the patriot act. >>> and still to come, former vice president cheney's memoirs scheduled for publication in spring of 2011. that should be interesting. he's expected to give detailed accounts on differences with his boss, specifically in their second term. and former defense secretary donald rumsfeld also has a book deal. his book will cover his entire political career. >>> former swimsuit model murdered and mutilated and jammed in a suitcase. the manhunt intensifies for her reality star ex-husband. fancy feast appetizers. simple high quality ingredients like wild alaskan salmon, white meat chicken, or seabass and shrimp in a delicate broth, prepared without by-products or fillers. new fancy feast appetizers. celebrate the moment. >>> unemployment's high and credit is tight. but the fed says recovery is still on the way, and soon. my health is important to me. it's critical that i stick to my medication. i can
for an entire year. if we had eliminated the income tax and told every business and every worker in america that you do not have to pay income tax anymore, it could you imagine what kind of rocket fuel that would be for our economy? instead, we're putting solar panels on libraries and things like that that are not want to work. it is amazing because i always say that this is a sad thing to say. one trillion is the new billion. when i first came to washington in the 1980's, we talked about a budget in the millions of dollars. the we have moved from the millions of dollars to the billions of dollars. i think that one of the problems we face is that the numbers are so big that people cannot relate to that. here is something you can do to relate this to your friends and kids. the other day, my friend was asking me how much one trillion dollars was. can anybody tell me about how many zeros there are in a trillion? 12. here's what i told my son. i asked who the best basketball player in the world was and he said bryan james -- hughes said lebron james. i told him that james made $40 million a yea
in america but if you look at polls that have been released lately, that is so insignificant. i know global warming is something celebrities and people on the left are just absolutely wrapped up in. it's the most important thing in the world to a lot of these people. you look at the polls of americans. that is so low on the list, it's in single digits, i believe. i'm sure somebody from media matters will say -- i've seen polls where americans who care about the environment, global warming is on the bottom of that list and yet they jammed this bill through congress and, again, it just distracts americans from what you say are the top priorities. jobs, jobs, and jobs. >> most normal people in this country when you mention cap and trade to them they'll ask you a question like, well, are we going to get a pitcher in return? they don't know what cap and trade is. >> by the way, mike, i'm not even weighing in on the global warming debate or the health care debate now. i'm simply talking about overloading the circuits with ideological items that middle america just doesn't give a damn about for th
with windows and america's largest and most-reliable 3g network built in. only 199.99 with mobile broadband plans from 39.99 i am-- speechless, envious. wanna be me right now. getting one. sean: americans around the country have been using the town hall meetings to voice their opposition to the democrats' health care bill. katie abram is ron of those -- is one of those americans and joined us last week and after she told arlen specter why americans are so angry, it didn't take long for the liberal attack machine to go into full gear and even took a shot at us for having katie here on this program. here's jon stewart's take on that event. >> one woman in arlen specter's latest death match asked such a charge questioned and became hannity's new plumber. >> this is about dismantling this country. you have awakened sleeping giant. we are tired of this and why everybody in this room is so ticked off. i don't want this country turning into russia, turning into a socialized country. >> ok. good for you. i think that's incredibly hyperbolic fear but you got to voice your question in a calm way to y
stated the goal for the radicals is to redistribute income from corporate and affluent america to the poor and low wage earners. do you that by giving folks with not a lot of money entitlements like health care, housing, food and guaranteed incomes. that is the goal of the far left. that is why they want the feds to control health care. in the coming weeks it, will be interesting to see if president obama caves in toed radical movement, there is no question most americans reject the far left philosophy. a new study by gallup says conservatives significantly outnumber liberals in 47 states. only hawaii, vermont and massachusetts have an even split. liberals don't have a majority anywhere. liberal joyces be conversation. that has emboldened the far left. net root folks who held a convention in pittsburgh. they don't much like america. >> we kidnapped. we tortured people. and we even killed people in u.s. custody. torture is a war crime. murder last time i checked is a pretty serious crime. >> why are we in afghanistan? why have we invaded a country? why are we spending millions a
here's what fun looks like for those people. ♪ this land is your land >> reporter: in america, what does it mean to be truly free? the freedom to speak. the freedom to pray. the freedom to walk around in public dressed as a giant cartoon skunk. ♪ rocky mountain high rejoice, patriots, this is the third annual rocky mountain furcon. nature-love furies, who like to do everything dressed as huggable woodland creatures, and i do mean everything. nearly 300 antramorphs turned out in their personas where one of the rare event where is having a hairy back is not only acceptable, but preferred. participants at furcon hope that this peaceful gathering will dispel the growing perception that the costume community is fraught with savagery and even violence. ♪ i'm going to knock you out ♪ mama say knock you out >> reporter: what are we? animals? >> is it possible to buy a fur suit with head and everything, on the open market? >> probably so. >> home-knit things? >> perfectly legal here in the united states to put on a giant head and big, fuzzy shoes and do what you've got to do. >> when i
to give the grassroots of america an opportunity to speak up as you're seeing every day on television, and i think that that's a good thing. >> niki tsongas, president obama mentions chuck grassley constantly as one of the responsible republicans in the senate who is trying to work on a solution. chuck grassley when given a chance to describe to his constituents what he's doing, he says he's sticking his fingers in the dike. that must have been pretty disappointing for you democrats in the house who have been waiting for the senate to move and waiting for the senate finance committee in particular which has missed all the deadlines chairman max baucus set for it. >> i'd like to go back to the notion that we're going too slow. in addition to doing the two town halls i've done as a part of this august district work period which have been so helpful to me and i think important to my constituents, i also have done four telephone town halls which allows me to use technology to reach across the districts. in one of them i had an 85-year-old gentleman from lawrence, massachusetts, an old ind
with a nuclear option. i think that america is against it. people in town hall meetings have the right to organize just like the left. host: this is an op-ed piece from "the new york times" this morning. "the legal america -- american needs to prepare for an early iraq exit. america's legal relationship with iraq is falling apart. nouri al maliki has announced a referendum next january on the agreement governs u.s. military operations. under the terms, military troops will have to leave the country in january, 2011, nearly one year earlier than planned." lisa, independent line. caller: i feel the same way as that person before who said that we should get out of afghanistan. we should learn from the russians. there is nothing that we can really do in that country. we are just wasting our lives. that is all a half to say. host: democratic line, minnesota. u.s. actions -- u.s. options in afghanistan? caller: we have got to leave. we are doing the same thing we did in iraq, playing these games that look like we are there to protect them. my bottom line is that we talked about spending mone
, i have them. huh. the new lightweight hp mini netbook with windows and america's largest and most-reliable 3g network built in. only 199.99 with mobile broadband plans from 39.99 i am-- speechless, envious. wanna be me right now. getting one. for post party sickness syndrome. cascade all-in-one actionpacs. it has the power to pre-wash... and then rinse the whole mess away. cascade all-in-one actionpacs. for a perfect clean, every time. brian: imagine one woman's surprise when she came home and found out she didn't have her house anymore. the bank sold her home at a foreclosure auction after she had applied for a loan. so it was a mistake. gretchen: the homeowner, anna ramirez, joins us now with her amazing story. good morning. >> good morning. gretchen: so tell us what happened. you applied for a loan. the next thing you know some officials are at your door telling you you have to get out now. >> yes. i was doing a modification loan for my home because i had lost my job. me and my husband at the same time. so we couldn't pay the mortgage anymore so what happened, we went on forecl
for america. it's not good for this debate. it's a distraction. >> reporter: georgia congressman david scott says his staff found the swastika painted on the sign tuesday morning. he says his office has received offensive faxes. police are now looking into it. >> you want a meeting with me on health care? i'll give it to you. >> reporter: scott says he believes it's a result of the heated health care debate. a meeting that he had with a local doctor has been featured on local television and cnn. he also thinki s that some of t protests at town hall meetings have been far from spontaneous. >> i think they've been organized. they have a right to do it. this is america. this is rough and tumble. that's what we're here for. so, there's no problem with this. but this is something else. >> reporter: another congressman, brian baird, in washington state has canceled public meetings after he said he received death threats. scott says he believes the president needs to be the one to step up and keep this heated debate from crossing the line. >> i think he has to really speak strongly to tamper this d
coast. eleven o'clock in the westment welcome to america's news headquarters covering all of the day's headlines. i'm trace gallagher live in new york. . >> i'm martha mccallum live at our lady of perpetual health basilica in massachusetts as we cover the funeral of edward kennedy. a plane carrying the nartsenatos casket expected to land at andrews air force base. you're looking at constitution avenue, along the procession route and the skies are much sunnier than in massachusetts. earlier today, we watched as hundreds of friends, family, colleagues, packed into basilica behind me and they honored and celebrated the life of the senator who passed away at age 77 this week after a long battle with brain canc cancer. senator kennedy served 47 years in the u.s. senate, making what many say is a profound impact on u.s. life. president obama delivered the eulogy today at senator kennedy's funeral, let's take a listen. >> while he was seen by fiercest critics as a partisan lightning rod, that's not prism through which ted kennedy saw the world, nor was it the prism through which his colleag
are fighting fascism or something like it, or taking back america, is simply dishonest. kicking back america from whom? -- taking back america from him? the actual give-and-take has been at a premium and misinformation has been rampant. that is just a taste this morning from the baltimore paper. have you attended a town hall meeting? we want to hear from you. first up, on our republican line, marcia. caller: i actually wanted to attend one. i lifted up on the internet and called my representative, tim bishop of long island, and any information i have obtained is that he had won in the end of june. but he is not going to be holding any more. host: and what do you think about that? caller: he is our representative and i think he needs to hear what people say. when i hear that, that this is all a result of organization, i can speak for myself and probably others, that i have never called a representative or attended a town hall meeting. i am not a member of any organization, but i am so upset about this healthcare plan that it galvanized me to want to have my voice heard. host: if he were to he
-span on q&a. >> this fall, and to the home to america's highest court from the grand public places to those only accessible to the nine justices, the supreme court come in the first sunday in october on c-span. >> sporkin -- "washington journal" continues. host: for the rest of the are we have a question for you, will the health care passed this year? let's take a look at what president obama had to say about this yesterday. >> i guarantee you, joe, we're going to get health care reform up. i know there are a lot of people out there who have been hammering and folks in the press are following every little twist and turn of the legislative process. passing a big bill like this is always messi. -- messy. fdr was called a socialist when he passed social security. j.f.k. and lyndon johnson, they were both accused of a government health care when they passed medicare. this is the process we go through, because understandably, the american people have a long tradition of being suspicious of government until the government actually does something that helps them and they do not want anyone messin
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